Motivational Monday!

good-morning.jpgGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend doing whatever makes you the happiest! I did spend my weekend mentally preparing myself to start my new job today and I also rested up so I wouldn’t be to rundown. I do think it was the best way for me to spend the weekend because not only will I be working full-time again, but I am still fighting the nasty stomach issue I have had for way too long! I do hope whatever is going on with my stomach will end soon because this got really old weeks ago!

Are you ready to tackle a new week that may hold much promise for better times? I good things comethink I am as ready as I am going to be. Starting a new job where I know absolutely no one might seem a little nerve-wrecking, but I think there is a reason for everything in life and it all works out the way it is meant to!

With all the changes in my own life, I definitely think a motivating quote is necessary! Once you read the quote I am sharing with y’all, you will see why I love this one as much as I do and I do hope you find it motivating!everyday

I do look forward to reading your thoughts on this quote and I will respond to all comments as quickly as I can. It might take me time to adjust to actually having a schedule again, but Igreat day to be amazing will learn and still make time to do what I enjoy!

I want to thank you for stopping by my site today and let you know how much I appreciate all the kind words you have shared with me. I hope your week starts off great and of course you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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Beautiful Sunday!

hqdefault-1.jpgGood evening y’all! I hope your weekend has been well spent and you enjoyed every moment of it! Sadly, today is my last day of freedom before returning to the working world. Of course I have my reservations about this, but I am also a little excited about my new journey. I did feel rather lost not having a job and that is because I have honestly worked since I was 15 years old, plus living with a chronic illness that acts up randomly without insurance has been insanely stressful! I think the fear about insurance has been weighing on my mind and probably the reason I have had terrible stomach issues for over about one month! 

The only bad thing I know so far about my new job is, I will still not have insurance for 90 days. Seriously, in a matter of 3 months a lot can happen that insurance wouldhealthinsurance-1516718194 probably be very helpful. Logically, I know thinking about this and allowing for it to cause me stress isn’t going to help matters at all and will more than likely cause me many unwanted issues. Unfortunately,  I am not sure how to let these feelings go and just stay calm when MS has a mind of its own and acts a little crazy sometimes. 

One really awful thing about not having insurance at the moment is, I am afraid I will run out of my Gilenya before I have insurance again. I do plan on calling the Gilenya Go gilenya-oral-pill-msProgram at some point on Monday and just pray they will have an option for me because I can’t just stop this medication. As much as I have fought medications over the years, Gilenya has helped keep my Multiple Sclerosis under control to a point. Currently I do have enough of this medicine to get me through a month and a half. Please wish me luck that I can figure something outhope-quotes-wallpaper with the Gilenya!!

Y’all already know and have sent me many encouraging and supportive words for this new job. I do not have a clue how difficult this job is going to be or if it is going to be stressful, but I am going to still blog when I am able. Please forgive me if it takes me a little longer to respond and or read your amazing posts. Working full-time again is going to take me some time to adjust and figure things out, but I know I can do it! There is a chance I could read posts on a lunch break, but I think I am only going to get 30 minutes, so I am not sure how that would work. 

download (6)I hope you have a lovely evening and you are  feeling well. I always appreciate you visiting my site and love the comments you share! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time not only to stop by, but also for how much you have all given me so much hope in humanity and in myself as well! Please know I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always , Alyssa❤

Benefits to finishing!

happy fridayHappy Friday y’all! It’s crazy how fast the week went by, but at least we made it through. My week was full of much anticipation for a new journey I will be starting down on Monday. Y’all can join my count down as I are currently at 2.5 days before starting a new full-time job again.  I do plan to go into this new job with a minimal amount of expectations and an open mind. I know this doesn’t need to be a permanent job, it’s just a means of getting insurance and making a little bit of money to pay bills with. 

20190314_130644Y’all know I have been finding a lot of comfort and relaxation with crocheting. I shared with you already the two blankets I made for our living room, but I just finished another blanket for our spare bedroom. I love the colors in this blanket and think it looks pretty darn nice on the bed, but let’s see what you think! I do think that submerging myself into creating 20190314_130652something beautiful helped get me through a difficult time in life. 

Now that this blanket has been completed, I had to start another blanket. This new blanket is going to have four colors and these are the favorite colors of husband, his grandparents and myself. The colors include dark gray, pink, light gray and purple. I guess I felt like this would pay tribute to the loving people my husband’s grandparents were! So far, I think it is looking very nice and the colors work well with each other! I promise to share pictures as the new blanket grows!

Now that I am starting a new job on Monday, I will probably not be writing as much as I would like, at least not until I get through training and get adjusted to having an actual schedule again. I do still plan on doing Motivational Monday and Pick-Me-Up Thursday because I find them very helpful! I do still have many fellow bloggers that I want to recognize, as they are just amazing people who I cherish! There are also a fewmultiple_sclerosis_ms_hope_1_postcard-rf4358a5de94a4cb4a8713cdf21813817_vgbaq_8byvr_307.jpg more things I want to share in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month because I think this is very important and  should not be overlooked!

I know I will get adjusted to this new job pretty fast and do not think it is going to be stressful at all. There are two great things about where I am going to be working. One great part of this new company is, it is only 2 miles from my house! Considering I really do not enjoy driving, this works very well for me. The Best-is-yetother benefit is, I will not have to be on my feet all day. There were a few other interviews I went on, but most of them I would have been on my feet for 8 hours a day. I think I am being logical and know that being on my feet for long periods of time would only cause me more even pain issues and my goodness I didn’t want that. It wasn’t easy for me to admit this because I am pretty stubborn, but I had to be realistic with my own abilities and health. I do not like admitting I can’t do something and will fight against this will everything I have!

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today! I am looking forward to reading what you think about the blanket I just finished! I hope your weekend is filled with nothing but happiness and joy! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of        love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

Friday Eve catGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a fabulous week and you are feeling just as wonderful as YOU are! Just think, we have made it through another week and the weekend is almost here.

This is my last weekend before Inew-job-blog-every-new-beginning.jpg start working a full-time job again. It sounds a little crazy that I am both excited and nervous, but I am sure the nerves will settle. I do hope this doesn’t sound too negative, but I am going into this new job with a positive attitude but with lower expectations. I guess after what I just went through, I feel that having low expectations is better than high expectations and will not cause me the same hurt I just felt with my previous employer. It’s better same that sorry and maybe I will be proven wrong, we  will see.

Y’all know that I like to share a pick-me-up Thursday quote to help us get through one last day of the week. I think I have already shared how much I find music 🎶 to be a great source of relaxation and I hope this quote will offer y’all the same benefits it does for me!relax-quote-music-and-quotes-sayings

It doesn’t really matter what kind of music 🎵 you enjoy, but when you feel overwhelmed just turn it up and turn it up loud!! I know when I am overwhelmed, which I have been a hqdefaultlot lately with all life throws my way, I just get lost in the music 🎶 and find so much peace within not just the lyrics but everything it evolves! 

I really hope you have a lovely day and your weekend will be filled with LOTS of joy! It doesn’t matter how much you do if anything at all, as long as whatever you do brings you the most happiness! I am pretty sure my weekend will be trying to relax some and also preparing for my new job, but I am also not making any plans considering my weekdays will be planned out from now on. I honestly can’t complain though because I like976093152169a3711862.jpg having a structured and well planned day as opposed to what I have been by not working. Who would have thought I would have such distaste to not getting up to go to work?

I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on the quote I have shared with you. Y’all always have great insight on everything and it’s a pleasure to know what you think. I also want to thank y’all from the bottom of my heart ❤ not just visiting my site today, but for the wealth of support and kindness you offered me after the unfortunate event of losing my job. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

New fabulous friends!

because of youAfter a lot of soul-searching and debate with myself due to fear of ridicule and possible judgments, I finally entered the blogging community in July 2017. I must say, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made and have never once regretted this adventure!

There are numerous reasons I started and continue blogging as much as I can. For starters, I have had the opportunity to connect with over 1,500 amazing people world-wide. Some of the people I have bonded with also have Multiple Sclerosis or other chronic illnesses that are not easy to live with, but others just enjoy writing and spreading cheer just as much as I do and this alone is a wonderful thing!

Those that battle life with a chronic illness have shared what they are going through and how they manage these hard times. It is great to be ablethankful to gain knowledge and strength from a person that really understands my struggles. Of course as much as I do hate knowing others are forced to deal with the painful issues I deal with, it is also unbelievable to be able to join together knowing we are not alone with this fight and how much we can help one another through various issues. 

It is very realAnother reason I wanted to be part of this community is because I really wanted to raise as much awareness about Multiple Sclerosis as I can. All those years ago when I was diagnosed, it would have been VERY helpful if I had this outlet. I was pretty young and absolutely terrified when I heard the doctor tell me what I was going to be living with. I felt like I had no one to talk to that could fully understand how I was feeling and sadly this was a lonely feeling. I have always wanted to help those that have been newly diagnosed and those who have lived with MS for years.  I wanted assure them they are a not alone and their life didn’t end when they were diagnosed. I want everyone to know that even though some things may need to be altered, life can still move forward to live a happy life!

Another thing blogging has given me is the opportunity to do something I have always loved and enjoyed, I am able to write aboutmichelle-l-buckley-quote-writing-is-the-indelible-fingerprint-of-my anything I want! Writing has always been the best therapy for me.  There have been difficult times throughout my life when writing has helped me more than anything else could and still does to this day! I honestly think that writing is the most writing-quote-3healthy outlet a person can have!

The friends I have made through my blogging journey have been a true blessing to my life. Even though I have not met any of them in person, I still feel like I have known them for years, if that makes any sense. I really want to thank all my ❤ blogging friends from the bottom of my heart ❤ for all the happiness and hope y’all have brought into my life. So many of you have been with me since day one or at least week one and read about the difficult times life has thrown my way and opened new chapters of life with thanksme. Y’all have offered me so much kindness, support and fantastic words of wisdom that have helped me so much! There really aren’t words that could even begin to describe how thankful I am for you!

I am looking forward to getting to know you even more by continuing to read your brilliant posts! I sincerely hope y’all will continue to enjoy what I share as well and I love  reading your comments! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

monday_motivationGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to do what YOU wanted to! I am not sure if the weather where you live has been a little insane, but it definitely has where I am. It is either cold and rainy or warm and windy. I do wish Mother Nature would make up her mind as to what season it is!

Today we are being greeted with another Monday and a new week to tackle! Are you ready for this? Let’s use today as a fresh start to new beginnings full of happiness and let go of anything and everything that occurred last week that wasn’t all that great. I think we all have good days and bad days, but we also know how to make it through those nasty bad days. I purple coffee mughave said this before to my husband and mother, I have a master’s in BS (you can fill in those words, I am sure)! I believe that my sassy attitude helps me get past the difficult times I face because I try to smile through the pain and negative (mostly a fake smile though!)

The quote I want to share with you today, to start your week off with positive, has a lot of meaning to me. Once you read this, I hope you will find the strength in it to help you through the difficult times we all face daily!One small CrackWe have all faced many trying times throughout our lives, but we are still here to continue our journey. I do believe there is not one of us that hasn’t been cracked with hard times, but we are not broken from what we have endured and that is an amazing thing! great day to be amazingThis shows our strengths and passions for the life we were given!

Thank you for visiting my site this morning, I do always appreciate your continued support. I am really looking forward to reading your thoughts on this quote and if it gives you some inspiration and motivation for the week ahead I hope you have a great day and you are feeling well! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes! 

P.S I am still working on fellow blogger recognition to share, there are just so many th-26-300x111fabulous people it’s hard choosing who is next! I will also be sharing more about Multiple Sclerosis in effort to raise awareness!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

More talk about MS!

ms march awarenessMultiple Sclerosis is a very complex and frustrating battle to face. Unfortunately, this illness does impact everyone’s life in  so many different ways and to the point it’s almost hard to pinpoint what is what! There have been various names people choose to use when referring to  MS; such as the snowflake disease or invisible illness. I think these terms can also be used in many other chronic illnesses as well because they are fitting. I mean if you think about it, there are no two snowflakes that are exactly the alike,  just like no illnesses experiences the exact same symptoms. Also, there are so many of these illnesses that are completely naked to the eye, so they are pretty much invisible in the bigger picture. 51209211_2039825619447292_5206443739896197656_n

Let me ask my wonderful fellow bloggers, whether you live with MS or know someone else that does, what do you already know about this not so fun illness? Honestly,I think the only thing everyone knows to be 100% true is this illness can vastly differ for each individual! There might be times throughout the years each person with MS will unfortunately have a new symptom emerge and they need to learn to cope with this. While no one wants to deal with anything additional and all symptoms can be daunting, there  really are always ways to carry on with life!

symptomsI know there may be countless responses to this, but what are your top 5 most challenging issues you have been forced to accept during your journey? One thing I find very challenging and the most aggravating is how completely unpredictable this illness is. I have and probably always will be an obsessive planner! It drives me crazy for any unplanned issues to appear without any warning! Over the years, I have learned to expect the unexpected and be willing to rearrange my plans.

Another part of my MS life I find challenging, but am learning to accept is there are th-26-300x111NEVER any real answers for the numerous questions I ask my doctor. I would have never thought my questions were so difficult that my specialist can’t answer them. I mean these doctors go through enough schooling they should have a wealth of knowledge to match this. I am sure the schooling for many years is very expensive and probably more money than I will make in MANY years! Maybe while in school they should have a class in good bedside manner because most neurologist have a terrible personality. I think they have a godlike and ego maniac demeanor. 

flat,550x550,075,f.u4The third challenging aspect of this life that I have almost accepted is, the complete ignorance and total lack of empathy most people have for others. The ugly glances and degrading comments I have seen and heard over my years, especially when I park in a handicap parking space are nothing short of hurtful! Even though I have lived with this for many years, these glances and comments still can bring me to tears. This really doesn’t have anything to do with me, but is all on them! These people probably believe that misery loves company and try to bring me down to their level, which I try to avoid!

It doesn’t matter how long I have struggled with this illness, fatigue still tries to kick my Worst-MS-symptombutt daily! It was always complicated for me when I was working full-time because it never failed at about 1:00 or 2:00 if I am lucky I was exhausted! I have accepted this issue and try my best to conserve my energy so I am not ready for a nap at lunch time!

Lastly and to keep this from being too terribly long, the final challenging thing for me to accept is the constant pain I feel. It often seems like I am going to always to battle with pain and with little to no relief. I do know that dwelling on this pain only causes the pain to worsen instead of lesson and this just  isn’t an option for me! I do try focusing on the positive in my life instead of the negative hoping these thoughts will trick my body into healing! I also believe acceptance is half the battle and laughcan help keep my stress in check which will in-turn lessen the pain.

I would like to thank y’all for stopping by my site today. I told y’all on March 1st that for MS Awareness month I wanted to shed more light on this illness because knowledge is power! I am looking forward to reading your comments and do hope this was helpful for you!

I hope you have had a good week and of course hope you are feeling well. The weekend is finally here and  I hope you enjoy every moment of it! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and  many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤